Posted: Feb 20, 2013 7:45 PM by KXLF
Updated: Feb 20, 2013 7:51 PM
Butte High School students are trying to raise money for people struggling with depression.
On Wednesday, McKenna Andrews, a senior at Butte High School, sold bracelets for the cause at a leadership conference at Butte Central Catholic High School.
The funds will help people struggling or recovering from depression, according to Andrews. Untreated depression is the leading cause of suicide. And suicide is the third leading cause of death among people 15 to 24-year-olds.
The bracelets are part of a two-month long high school campaign called The Storytellers, according to Andrews. The Storytellers is part of a larger non-profit called To Write Love on Her Arms.
"It's really important to me because I think I've seen it a lot in my lifetime with depression and anxiety and especially addiction," Andrews said. "I think that's a very prominent thing in the high school age, so it's really important to get the name out and get people help if they need further advice."
The bracelets are $5 each. Andrews has sold thirty bracelets so far. The Storytellers campaign will end on April 1. You can find The Storytellers on Facebook. To learn more about this campaign or donate to the cause visit: http://www.stayclassy.org/fundraise?fcid=232548.
Friday evening they will sell bracelets at the Butte Civic Center during the Butte High School boys basketball game.